“Biodiversity is the variety of all living things; the different plants, animals and microorganisms, the genetic information they contain and the ecosystems they form. Biodiversity is usually explored at three levels – genetic diversity, species diversity and ecosystem diversity. These three levels work together to create the complexity of life on Earth.” Source – Australian Museum.
The Gold Coast is one of the most bio-diverse regions in Australia, with 49% of land covered in native vegetation of which only 19% is in public ownership. The health of our biodiversity is threatened by a rapidly growing population and subsequent development as well as climate change.
Gecko works constantly to protect the biodiversity we have and to advocate for the purchase of additional land for conservation to enable the survival of species into the future.
Two major biodiversity campaigns Gecko is currently involved in are the survival of koalas and the protection of Springbrook National Park’s, World Heritage status.